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Ethics of the Rolodex

What happens when a channel manager leaves a Master Agent or a Carrier? Who's Rolodex is it? That database of contact info is a valuable asset.What happens if the channel manager takes that database and all that information with them? Is that...

Losses All The Way Around

What a terrible quarter. The FCC is playing around with Broadband - plans, definitions and classifications. The NTIA took the summer off from its task on the broadband stimulus. Meanwhile, VZ releases its quarterly numbers as a loss due to pension payments...

ReClassify the FCC

You have thousands calling for reclassification of broadband service by the FCC. In other words, let's regulate broadband. As if that will help. More government red tape. Regulation didn't get CLEC's to develop a viable model in 14 years, so...

CPNI Training

CPNI Training is an FCC requirement. AT&T stuffs this training down the throats of its agents annually. And when their is a computer glitch, twice a year. While it is strictly applied to agents, internally CPNI is a joke for...

Too Many Terms (Mini Glossary)

I use a lot of terms in my writing. I figured I would explain a few of them today, since someone asked nicely.Agent is a member of the Indirect Channel. Also called a channel partner. An agent is an independent...

3 Tricks to EoC

Ethernet over Copper is picking up steam. Hatteras Networks has something to do with that as they are the vendor for Metro Ethernet over Copper for former BellSouth. XO also has EoC in most of their markets. I saw an ad today...

Not the Way I Saw It

Speakeasy is merging with the merging Covad and Megapath in a menage of sorts, according to this press release from MegaPath. I saw New Edge Networks, the EarthLink company, joining with the other DLEC's. Didn't see this one coming. "Through...

Let's Move Beyond Me2

The CLEC Industry was all about Arbitrage. Me-too services for less money. First with UNE-P, then Integrated T1, now with SIP Trunking. All about price. Blah!There's this thing called Broadsoft that has something like 185 features on it.There's this device...

GTT Balks on Acquiring GCI

Global Telecom & Technology, Inc., the acquirer of WBS Connect, announced today that it suspended its efforts to acquire certain customer assets from Global Capacity, Inc. Read the press release.According to the release, "On January 5, 2010, GTT announced that...

Covad Acquiring MegaPath

Covad announced a merger with MegaPath today. That combines 2 of the 3 independent DSL transport players in the Industry. (The third would be EarthLink's New Edge Networks). Interestingly, MegaPath is a Covad customer. The combined entity will be owned by...

VoiceCon and FISPA

I'm heading over to VoiceCon at the Gaylord Palm to work with XO interviewing attendees. The question: What does UC mean to you? I'm expecting 25 different answers. (Which will prove my point).Tweetup Monday (tonight) @ 7 pm at Sunset Sam's...

2010: The Year for CLEC's

This could be the year for CLEC's.First, the Broadband Stimulus money is starting to be handed out. CLEC's (and ISP's) are starting to get some of it.CLEC's are getting acquired by ILEC's and Cablecos. For example, Comcast buying Cimco, a...

Which Docket, Dave?

Dave Rusin is the CEO of American Fiber Systems. He is a self-proclaimed fiber bigot. He has a two part blog post about the Special Access fight at the FCC. Dave may have his dockets confused. He calls it the Special Access...

Were There Highlights in 2009?

Ken Camp's Year in Review prompted me to write this. It's been an interesting year. SIP, UC, Cloud, Merger. That's really how I see the blur that was 2009. I attended so many conferences this year. The highlight was speaking...

Open Neutral Fair

There are a bunch of debates raging over the telecommunications infrastructure. Congress has looked at Open Access bills for cellular networks. By this we mean that a consumer can use any available handset or device on any cell network. This is...

But It's In the Tariff!

I've been trying to order Dry Fiber out of the AT&T Southeast FCC Tariff # 1 for over a month.The Service Inquiry used to be manual paper - now it is a system called NSS. No idea how to access...

Can You Scale?

I've been talking about Scale and Culture a lot lately. As companies hit revenue plateaus, the growth is difficult.How do you hire the right employees that will fit in your corporate culture? Especially if your culture is what is one...

CLEC Strategy Thoughts

Talking with a mutual fund manager today about CLEC Strategy. The interesting point that was made is that if you don't own your own facilities is your business model short term?Interestingly, if you own your own facilities - whether that...

Telesphere Bought UBN

Per an FCC Announcement (below) Telesphere has bought Unity Business Network. I knew that they were in talks and I thought after Telesphere's $15M in funding that they would buy UBN up. This was kind of easy since both are Broadsoft...

Birch Ownership

From an FCC Filing by Birch:On May 11, 2009, Birch Communications, Inc. (f/k/a Access Integrated Networks, Inc.), Birch Telecom, Inc. (BTI), and BTI's certificated subsidiaries, and Cleartel Communications, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Cleartel Telecommunications, Inc., IDS Telcom Corp., nii communications,...

CLEC Therapy III

I'm in Orlando today speaking all morning, starting with CLEC Therapy III. I have moderated three other CLEC sessions that discussed such things as collocation, gear, and technical details. Today, we will be pulling 2 ISP's out of the audience...

Times They are Re-Channeling

At the Channel Partners Expo, on individual calls with agents, and on a conference call with a bunch of agents today, I noticed something big: the Channel is shifting. I have known for a while that VAR's would replace the...

The Future for COMPTEL

The CLEC show, COMPTEL, is in Dallas this week. Stupidly, COMPTEL had their show overlap the Channel Partners Expo. Hello! Same exhibitors and people can't be in 2 places at once.  But it's this exact kind of planning that has...

Nuvox and Google Team Up

Nuvox says that they are all set for this economy. It looks like they have $30M in the bank, re-financed their debt, and are looking for a possible acquisition.Nuvox is now offering Google Apps to its customers.NuVox business customers can...
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